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Former Waterfront Development Moves Forward

Former Waterfront Development Moves Forward

As we first reported in October, plans to raze the one-story Financial District building at 290 Pacific Avenue – which was originally home to a blacksmith’s shop and more recently occupied by the restaurant Globe – were one step closer to reality, with San Francisco’s Planning Department having issued... Read More »

Bayview Rising, Take Two

Bayview Rising, Take Two

Plans to construct a four-story building with 12 residential units over a bit of commercial space upon the vacant 4101 Third Street lot, between Hudson and Innes Avenues, were abandoned in the last downturn. But over the past year, the property owner has been working with the City, Bayview... Read More »

Preparing for San Francisco’s Big Central SoMa Plan and More Height

Preparing for San Francisco’s Big Central SoMa Plan and More Height

Have no fear, unless you happen to rely on the parking lot at 350 Second Street or own a condo at 77 Dow Place that currently overlooks the parcel, an architect has been engaged to start working on plans for a new building to rise upon this lot. Currently... Read More »

Designs and Details for NoPa Theater’s Redevelopment

Designs and Details for NoPa Theater’s Redevelopment

As we first reported last week, plans to redevelop the long-shuttered Harding Theater at 616 Divisadero Street have been revived and could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. In addition to a redevelopment of the theater building as an arcade and bar dubbed “Emporium SF,” with... Read More »

Infilling Japantown

Infilling Japantown

The underdeveloped 3,160-square-foot lot at 1805 Buchanan Street was originally part of the adjacent Hotel Tomo’s property but was subdivided in 2013 to create a legal air space parcel above the hotel’s underground garage which extends beneath the lot. And as proposed, a modern four-story building with six new... Read More »

Plans For Long-Shuttered NoPa Theater Revived (UPDATED)

Plans For Long-Shuttered NoPa Theater Revived (UPDATED)

Abandoned back in 2008 following years of battling with Planning and preservationists, plans to rehabilitate the long-shuttered Harding Theater at 616 Divisadero Street as an arcade and bar dubbed “The Emporium,” with new retail in the storefronts fronting Divisadero as well, have been revived and could be approved by... Read More »

Development To Replace Globe Closer To Reality

Development To Replace Globe Closer To Reality

Plans to raze the one-story Financial District building at 290 Pacific Avenue – which was originally home to a blacksmith’s shop and more recently occupied by Globe for 18 years – are one step closer to reality, with San Francisco’s Planning Department having just issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative... Read More »

So, You Think This Site Is Simply Too Small For A Tower?

So, You Think This Site Is Simply Too Small For A Tower?

As we noted yesterday and a few years ago as well, the 220 Battery Street site upon which a two-story office building current sits, and upon which a modern three-story residential addition is now proposed to be built, is zoned for development up to 350-feet in height. And while... Read More »

Plans For An Urban Townhome Addition Downtown

Plans For An Urban Townhome Addition Downtown

The owner of the little two-story office building at 220 Battery Street has engaged Winder Gibson Architects to design a modern three-story addition, with two urban townhomes, to rise over the existing Financial District structure. As designed and recently submitted to Planning for review, the two proposed units would... Read More »

Urban Infill For Small Builders And Makers

Urban Infill For Small Builders And Makers

The awkward lot at the intersection of 25th Street and the Indiana Street on-ramp to Interstate 280 currently serves as a scrap and storage yard.  But as proposed, a five-story building for builders and makers could rise upon the Central Waterfront site. As designed by Leavitt Architecture, the 1228... Read More »